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Events This Week: September 10-16

September 10, 2018

Here’s what Toronto has on tap in the literary sphere this week! Have an event coming up? Click here to email us your listing!

Now go, celebrate books, enjoy reading, and have fun!


September 12, 7-8:30pm
Event Name: Meet Author Dav Pilkey!
Location: Monarch Park Collegiate Institute
What Is It: Go meet Dav Pilkey, author of the bestselling Dog Man and Captain Underpants series! This awesome event will feature a presentation and live drawing by Dav Pilkey followed by a meet-and-greet, fun activities and photo opportunities, and a signed copy of his newest Dog Man book.
Accessibility: Contact organizer for accessibility information.
Cost: $20
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September 12, 7-9:30pm
Event Name: Journey Back to You Book Launch
Location: Coldstream Fine Art
What Is It: Celebrate recovery month and the launch of Danielle McCarron’s book: Journey Back to You with a night of recovery, self-healing and storytelling. There will be a Q&A, book signing, giveaways, and more!
Accessibility: Contact organizer for accessibility information.
Cost: Free with registration
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September 13, 6:30-8:30pm
Event Name: Book Launch: Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights
Location: Glad Day Bookshop
What Is It: Speakers Nancy Nicol, Jane Wothaya Thirikwa, Maurice Tomlinson and Amar Wahab will be discussing the anthology Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights. It is a book for activists as well as academics and researchers and all those interested in advancing social justice and rights for LGBTIQ people.
Accessibility: Glad Day Bookshop is wheelchair accessible.
Cost: Free
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September 14, 7-8pm
Event Name: Anne T. Donahue: A Beautiful Disaster
Location: Toronto Reference Library
What Is It: Join host Jessica Allen for a conversation with Anne T. Donahue, author of “Nobody Cares”, a frank, funny personal essay collection about work, failure, feminism, and the messy business of being alive in your twenties and thirties.
Accessibility: The Toronto Reference library is wheelchair accessible.
Cost: Free with registration.
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September 14-16
Event Name: Weekend of Words
Location: St. Matthew’s Clubhouse
What Is It: The Weekend of Words is a free, three-day celebration of language and literary arts in east Toronto, from September 14-16 at St. Matthew’s Clubhouse, featuring literary performances, workshops, and more!
Accessibility: There is a wheelchair ramp to the entrance. Contact organizer for more accessibility details.
Cost: Free
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September 16, 10am-12:30pm
Event Name: Ben McNally Books and Brunch
Location: The Omni King Edward Hotel
What Is It: Get some brunch and hear presentations from authors about their books! Featuring Merve Emre, James Fitzgerald, Kate Walbert, and Iain Reid. There is no reserved seating, and each table seats ten people.
Accessibility: Contact organizer for accessibility details
Cost: $55
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September 16, 4-6pm
Event Name: Book Launch for Grandmother’s Visit by Betty Quan and Carmen Mok
Location: Another Story Bookshop
What Is It: Please join Betty Quan and Carmen Mok for a celebration of their beautiful picture book Grandmother’s Visit.
Accessibility: The entrance to Another Story Bookshop is wheelchair accessible but their bathroom is down a narrow flight of stairs
Cost: Free
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